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What The Actors From Your Favorite Survival Movies Endured For Their Intense Roles

2. Tom Hanks In 'Cast Away'
Apart from losing 50 pounds for the role, Tom Hanks nearly died from a staph infection he contracted while filming on the Fijian island of Monuriki. 

Hanks ignored the cut on his leg for weeks, until it finally became infected enough to warrant a doctor's attention. The actor ultimately ended up in the hospital for three weeks, and Cast Away's production was halted for three weeks.